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  • New Plays, Musicals Get Spotlight At Yale School Of Drama

    Plays and musicals are finding a welcome home at the Yale School of Drama. The 9th annual Carlotta Festival featuring full productions of a trio of new works from Yale School of Drama student playwrights will be presented in repertory, running May 9...
  • Towering I-Drive observation wheel scheduled for 2015 opening

    Towering I-Drive observation wheel scheduled for 2015 opening
    The Orlando Eye, the 400 foot-tall observation wheel being built on International Drive, should be ready for opening by the spring of 2015. That's a few months later than developer Chuck Whittall had hoped — he was shooting for Dec. 31 — but...
  • Will Tony Love This 'Gentleman' In So-So Season?

    Will Tony Love This 'Gentleman' In So-So Season?
    It’s the final few weeks before the lackluster 2013-14 Broadway season and some folks in Hartford are taking an unusually high interest in the last few shows that are about to open. The reason is “A Gentleman’s Guide to Love and...
  • Lawrence Hamilton dies at 59; star on Broadway

    Singer and actor Lawrence Hamilton, who starred on Broadway and on tour in "Ragtime" and other musicals, died Thursday at Lenox Hill Hospital in New York of complications from surgery, said his sister, Evelyn Hall. He was 59. In "Ragtime," based on...
  • Sheldon Harnick To Be Honored With Goodspeed Award

    Sheldon Harnick To Be Honored With Goodspeed Award
      Sheldon Harnick, the Tony Award, Pulitzer-Prize-winning lyricist from the golden age of the Broadway musical, will be this year's recipient of the Goodspeed Musicals Award for Outstanding Contribution Musical Theatre. Harnick's shows include...
  • Marc Platt dies at 100; dancer on Broadway and in film

    Dancer Marc Platt was the male lead in the famed dream ballet in "Oklahoma!" on Broadway, choreographed by Agnes de Mille. In film, he was one of the brothers in "Seven Brides for Seven Brothers," and he had featured parts in several other musicals. But...
  • Mickey Rooney dies at 93; show-business career spanned a lifetime

    Mickey Rooney dies at 93; show-business career spanned a lifetime
    Mickey Rooney, a celebrated child actor who embodied the All-American boy in the "Andy Hardy" films of the 1930s and '40s and became one of the era's top box-office draws, has died. He was 93. Rooney, whose roller-coaster show-business career was marked...
  • 'Unorganized Crime' a quirky mob-family melodrama

    'Unorganized Crime' a quirky mob-family melodrama
    For anybody still suffering from “Sopranos” withdrawal after all these years, Kenny D’Aquila’s “Unorganized Crime” at the Elephant Theatre is a good place to turn to for a quick mob-family-melodrama fix. The quirky,...
  • Winter Park Playhouse's 2014-15 season

    Winter Park Playhouse's 2014-15 season
    Tickets go on sale April 15 for the Winter Park Playhouse's 2014-15 season of musical-theater productions. It's a schedule full of famed showbiz names: Ginger Rogers, Neil Simon, Frank Sinatra and Stephen Sondheim to name just a few. Here's a look at...
  • Auditions scheduled for 'Spamalot'

    Auditions scheduled for 'Spamalot'
    Bolingbrook's Theatre on the Hill is inviting aspiring actors to audition for this summer's musical comedy, Monty Python's "Spamalot," on April 28 and April 29. Staff members are seeking a large cast of people 12 and older, according to a press release....
  • 'Peanuts' a special stage for young actors

    'Peanuts' a special stage for young actors
    Happiness may be a warm puppy. Or two kinds of ice cream. Or climbing a tree. But for many young actors, it's getting the chance to be center stage. And this week, many budding performers will have that coveted opportunity in Kidz Kabaret's production...